December 26, 2012 Winter Storm

surface map
Surface and Radar Image, from about 10:00 AM EST December 26.

A strong area of low pressure moved through Tennessee and Kentucky on December 26. This brought blizzard conditions to central Indiana for much of the daylight hours of the 26th. Much of central Indiana saw over 6 inches of snow, with some areas seeing a foot of snow. Wind gusts over 40 mph at some locations caused some drifting of snow, and the blowing snow reduced visibilties to less than a quarter of a mile at times.

Below is a mosaic of area radars at 9:45 AM EST (click to enlarge):

Radar Mosaic - Click to Enlarge

Below is a map of snowfall across the area ending the morning of the 27th (click to enlarge):

2 Day Snowfall, click to enlarge

Snow depth ranged from a few inches to a foot on the morning of the 27th. The images below offer a regional view and then a closer view of Indiana. Click any image to enlarge:

Midwest Snow Depth, Click to Enlage Indiana Snow Depth, Click to Enlarge

 

A list of peak wind gusts for Central Indiana climate stations for December 26:

 

 Location  Peak Wind (mph)
 Indianapolis

 41

 Shelbyville

 40

 Muncie

 38

 Indianapolis Eagle Creek

 38

 Terre Haute

 38

 Bloomington

 38

 Lafayette

 38

 

Here are reports received by the NWS. They are ranked by order of snowfall, from highest to lowest. Note that some locations may be duplicated due to receiving later reports.

 

THE TOTALS BELOW ARE SEPARATED INTO SNOW...AND ICE AND SLEET
CATEGORIES...THEN BY AMOUNT...AND ARE NOT NECESSARILY THE
FINAL AMOUNT FOR EACH LOCATION.


SNOW REPORTS LISTED BY AMOUNT

 INCHES  LOCATION                 ST  COUNTY           TIME
 ------  -----------------------  --  --------------   -------
 12.80   ELLETTSVILLE             IN  MONROE           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED FROM WXIN.
 12.50   5 SW BLOOMINGTON         IN  MONROE           0921 PM
                 12.5 STORM TOTAL
 12.50   VINCENNES                IN  KNOX             0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 12.50   MARTINSVILLE             IN  MORGAN           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 12.00   1 SSW EDINBURGH          IN  BARTHOLOMEW      0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL
 12.00   SWITZ CITY               IN  GREENE           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 12.00   PARAGON                  IN  MORGAN           1100 AM
 12.00   5 N SPENCER              IN  OWEN             1100 AM
                 2 FOOT DRIFTS
 12.00   3 E SWITZ CITY           IN  GREENE           0947 AM
                 REPORTED BY RIVER OBSERVER AT ELLISTON.
 11.80   BEDFORD                  IN  LAWRENCE         0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED FROM WTHR.
 11.80   2 S BLOOMFIELD           IN  GREENE           0755 AM
 11.50   BLOOMINGTON              IN  MONROE           1027 AM
                 REPORTED BY CH13 FROM TWITTER.
 11.00   3 SE ODON                IN  DAVIESS          1000 PM
                 STORM TOTAL
 11.00   BROOKLYN                 IN  MORGAN           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 11.00   NASHVILLE                IN  BROWN            0920 AM
                 FROM SOCIAL MEDIA
 10.50   AVON                     IN  HENDRICKS        0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED FROM WTHR.
 10.50   SHELBYVILLE              IN  SHELBY           0145 PM
 10.00   VINCENNES                IN  KNOX             0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED FROM WTHR.
 10.00   SHELBYVILLE              IN  SHELBY           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 10.00   INDIANAPOLIS             IN  MARION           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 10.00   NASHVILLE                IN  BROWN            0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...10 TO 13 INCHES...ACROSS THE
                 COUNTY...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 10.00   SHERIDAN                 IN  HAMILTON         0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 10.00   ODON                     IN  DAVIESS          0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 10.00   MORGANTOWN               IN  MORGAN           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
 10.00   3 SE ODON                IN  DAVIESS          0959 AM
  9.90   EDINBURGH                IN  JOHNSON          0200 PM
  9.50   GREENFIELD               IN  HANCOCK          0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED FROM WTHR.
  9.20   1 S MUNCIE               IN  DELAWARE         0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL
  9.00   SPENCER                  IN  OWEN             0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...9 TO 14 INCHES ACROSS THE
                 COUNTY...RELAYED FROM WTHR.
  9.00   GREENWOOD                IN  JOHNSON          0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  9.00   GREENWOOD                IN  JOHNSON          1029 AM
                 RELAYED TO BAM CHASE TEAM.
  9.00   VINCENNES                IN  KNOX             1000 AM
  8.80   2 WSW WINCHESTER         IN  RANDOLPH         0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL
  8.30   GREENSBURG               IN  DECATUR          0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  8.20   2 SW NEW CASTLE          IN  HENRY            0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL
  8.00   WHITELAND                IN  JOHNSON          0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WTHR.
  8.00   MILROY                   IN  RUSH             0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED FROM WTHR.
  8.00   CRAWFORDSVILLE           IN  MONTGOMERY       0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  8.00   HOPE                     IN  BARTHOLOMEW      0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  8.00   BOGGSTOWN                IN  SHELBY           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  7.70   BROOKLYN                 IN  MORGAN           0434 PM
                 7.7 INCH STORM TOTAL
  7.50   INDIANAPOLIS             IN  MARION           0700 PM
                 0.2 INCHES MEASURED OVER LAST 6 HOURS
                 BRINGING STORM TOTAL TO 7.5 INCHES MEASURED
                 AT 7PM
  7.50   INDIANAPOLIS             IN  MARION           0440 PM
                 7.5 ESTIMATED STORM TOTAL
  7.50   LOOGOOTEE                IN  MARTIN           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  7.20   INDIANAPOLIS INT'L AIRP  IN  MARION           1200 PM
  7.00   MCCORDSVILLE             IN  HANCOCK          0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED FROM WTHR.
  7.00   BROWNSBURG               IN  HENDRICKS        0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  7.00   ANDERSON                 IN  MADISON          0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  7.00   SHOALS                   IN  MARTIN           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  7.00   MORRISTOWN               IN  SHELBY           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  7.00   INDIANAPOLIS INT'L AIRP  IN  MARION           1100 AM
                 THOUGH SNOW HAS FALLEN THIS LAST HOUR
                 SETTLING OF SNOW HAS OCCUURRED WITH SNOWFALL
                 STILL AT SEVEN INCHES.
  7.00   INDIANAPOLIS INT'L AIRP  IN  MARION           1007 AM
  6.50   5 NNE LEBANON            IN  BOONE            0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL
  6.50   COLUMBUS                 IN  BARTHOLOMEW      0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED FROM WXIN.
  6.50   WESTFIELD                IN  HAMILTON         0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  6.40   2 S CASTLETON            IN  MARION           0530 PM
                 6.4 STORM TOTAL
  6.00   CLOVERDALE               IN  PUTNAM           0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED FROM WTHR.
  6.00   NOBLESVILLE              IN  HAMILTON         0344 PM
                 6.0 ESTIMATED STORM TOTAL
  6.00   CARMEL                   IN  HAMILTON         0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  6.00   TIPTON                   IN  TIPTON           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  6.00   NOBLESVILLE              IN  HAMILTON         0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  6.00   CARMEL                   IN  HAMILTON         1237 PM
  6.00   BARGERSVILLE             IN  JOHNSON          0830 AM
                 REPORT FROM CITIZEN RELAYED TO BAM CHASE TEAM
                 AND WXIN.
  5.60   5 ENE FRANKFORT          IN  CLINTON          0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL
  5.50   8 WSW FRANKFORT          IN  CLINTON          0353 PM
                 5.5 INCHES IS STORM TOTAL
  5.50   FRANKFORT                IN  CLINTON          0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  5.00   4 E KOKOMO               IN  HOWARD           0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL
  5.00   ZIONSVILLE               IN  BOONE            0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WTHR.
  5.00   BEDFORD                  IN  LAWRENCE         0852 AM
  4.70   WESTFIELD                IN  HAMILTON         0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WTHR.
  4.50   PENDLETON                IN  MADISON          0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  4.50   CASTLETON                IN  MARION           1000 AM
  4.00   COVINGTON                IN  FOUNTAIN         0700 AM
                 STORM TOTAL
  4.00   INDIAN HEIGHTS           IN  HOWARD           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  4.00   KOKOMO                   IN  HOWARD           0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  4.00   INDIANAPOLIS INT'L AIRP  IN  MARION           0900 AM
  3.00   YORKTOWN                 IN  DELAWARE         0626 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WTHR.
  2.50   DELPHI                   IN  CARROLL          0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  2.50   ATTICA                   IN  FOUNTAIN         0100 PM
                 HEAVY SNOW...RELAYED BY WXIN.
  2.50   ATTICA                   IN  FOUNTAIN         1225 PM
  2.00   INDIANAPOLIS INT'L AIRP  IN  MARION           0812 AM
  1.20   LAFAYETTE                IN  TIPPECANOE       0927 AM
                 REPORTED BY WLAF TV METEOROLOGIST.
  0.50   INDIANAPOLIS INT'L AIRP  IN  MARION           0700 AM

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